Facial moles may signify lower risk of osteoporosis
A research team from King's College London believes that people with moles have stronger bones than normal, which makes them less likely to develop osteoporosis, The Times of India
reports. Other suspected benefits include tauter muscles as well as healthier eyes and heart, according to the Daily Mail.
Moles are the result of rapidly dividing cells - which produce a dark pigment in the skin - usually in childhood. They often begin to disappear around middle age but in some people they continue to spread.
In a study of 1,200 non-identical female twins aged 18 to 79, the team found that those with more than 100 moles were half as likely to develop osteoporosis as those with fewer than 25.
People with many moles are known to produce white blood cells with unusually long telomeres - a part of DNA, which allows it to replicate, preventing deterioration. The longer it is, the more time before it begins to degrade.
According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, one in three women and one in five men over 50 years old will experience fractures due to osteoporosis.